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"The inception of the book is due to Mr. Joseph Cundall, who arranged its plan and worked out its details."--Pref
"The photographs of the bindings were taken at the British Museum by Mr. L. B. Fleming, by the ortho-chromatic process, and were printed in monotint by Messrs. Aron frères of Paris, under the superintendence of M. Léon Gruel."